Job Creation & Economy

 I believe our current career  politicians have brought us to the brink of a fiscal disaster with their reckless tax, borrow and spend polices. I support balancing the budget in 2017 and I will vote NO to any legislation containing earmarks or where spending exceeds revenue.

Honesty and transparency need to be restored to our financial system. Abolish the Federal Reserve and return to a constitutional system. A system envisioned by our nation’s founders – one where the value of money is consistent because it is tied to a commodity, such as gold. Such a monetary system is the basis of a true, free-market economy.

When money is as good as gold, the government cannot manipulate the supply. A gold standard puts limits on the government’s ability to spend, borrow, and otherwise create crazy, unworkable programs. It is forced to raise its revenue through taxation, not inflation.

I disagree with the actions the Federal Reserve has taken to address the financial and economic crisis. Americans are losing purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies and printing money out of thin air. Inflation is a very simple concept to understand: More money equals less value.

I believe that each person has the right to offer goods and services to others on the free market. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society. A free and competitive market will allocate resources in the most efficient manner.

As your Senator, I will fight to keep the federal government out of the affairs of private business. The private sector is where jobs are created not by government handouts. I will vote NO to taxpayer bailouts of corporations and vote to end corporate subsidies.

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”Lao Tzu

Our government should heed these wise words. First, let me say I don’t believe it is the government’s responsibility to create jobs using tax payer money. That being said, I think the government is taking the wrong approach to foster job growth. It should stop handing out taxpayer money to create limited jobs for some sectors of the economy like construction. Instead, it should shift its focus to education of Americans in different skilled trades – create 3-6 month industry trade schools in cities across the country and hire local professionals to teach courses in welding, plumbing, auto repair, IT, etc. Teach entrepreneurial skills and help foster new business start-ups.

As your Senator, I promise to vote NO to wasteful spending programs and I will only vote to reduce the size of government. I will fight to make sure your tax dollars are not wasted on pork projects for Washington cronies.

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